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HEALTH BYTES: How to Quantify a Nurse’s ‘Gut Feelings’

In a article by Theresa Brown, in the New York Times: I had a nagging sense that something was wrong, but I couldn’t articulate it. "...Every nurse likely knows the feeling. The patient’s vital signs are just a little off, she seems not quite herself, her breathing is slightly more labored. But on paper she looks stable, so it’s hard to get a doctor to listen, much less act.

HEALTH BYTES: Barriers to Implementing Evidence-Based Practice

Barriers to Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Remain High for U.S. Nurses - Getting past “We've always done it this way” is crucial. Evidence-based practice (EBP), a problem-solving approach to patient care that integrates the best evidence from well-designed studies with clinicians' expertise, patient assessments, and patients' own preferences, leads to better, safer care; better...

CCTM Toolkit Available Now

NEW: The Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) Toolkit is FREE and Exclusive to AAACN members only. This new, searchable toolkit will help nurses and organizations design, implement, and improve CCTM programs. It uses AAACN resources, evidence-based strategies, and best practice exemplars to describe how to implement resources to educate...

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